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CDL Class A Training

Hands-on Classroom CDL Truck Driving Instruction 

Earning your Class A CDL can be the entryway to an entirely new career with higher pay and better benefits. CDL truck driver training with Safe Driving Academy provides the hands-on training you need to obtain your Class A CDL. We have trained thousands of drivers who have gone on to be safe and well-trained drivers. Our extremely high Class A CDL pass rate means you can be sure to find a good job with great pay and benefits after finishing CDL courses with us and obtaining your license. 

We offer both full- and part-time class schedules, and our instructors are all commercial drivers with years of experience driving Class A vehicles. By the time you are done with your instruction, you will be ready for an entry-level driving position. We are here to help you achieve more for your career through invaluable training to propel your driving ambitions forward. 

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Class A driving course designed for CDL learners 

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Learn everything needed in the classroom and behind the wheel to take and pass your Class A Commercial Driving License (CDL) exam. 

  • Responsibilities As A Driver 
  • Vehicle Controls 
  • Traffics Signs & Control Devices 
  • Rules Of The Road 
  • Encountering Other Road Users 
  • Driving In Dangerous Condition 
  • What To Do In case of Accident 


  • 160 Hours of Range, CDL Road, and Classroom Training 
  • Prepares the Student for an Entry-Level Professional Driving Position 
  • CDL License Exam Training and Preparation 
  • Full-and-Part Time CDL Class Schedules 
  • Real World Immediate Hands–On Class A CDL Training 
  • Includes Tractor Trailer to Take Your DMV Test 
  • DMV testing is done on site at Safe Driving Academy 
  • DMV-Licensed Instructors With Years of Commercial Driving Experience and Teaching Experience. 
  • Industry Standard Late-Model Tractor-Trailer Training Vehicles 
  • Small Class Sizes For Personalized Instruction 
  • 100 Percent CDL Job Placement Rate
  • CDL Graduates Earn $55,000 or More Plus Benefits.
  • Guaranteed Financial Assistance
  • DMV-Licensed Instructors With Years of Commercial Driving Experience and Teaching Experience.
  • Industry Standard Late-Model Tractor-Trailer Training Vehicles
  • Recruiter Visits from Companies Hiring Our Grads
  • Small Class Sizes

Get Your CDL Training Certificate at Safe Driving Academy

Local CDL driving is what most people prefer. Most CDL drivers want a local CDL route, so they are home every day. There are plenty of these positions out there. Most people can expect a little bit of a pay cut compared to dedicated or OTR driving jobs, but there are also many benefits. Also be aware that dedicated is sometimes counted as local driving routes since you may run up and back to another state in the same day, but you will still be home every night. Expect a pay increase if you choose dedicated routes. 

In Dedicated CDL Jobs, every day brings you new opportunities. With Dedicated CDL jobs, you can count on consistent miles with regular routes and best of all, great pay. Though home time miles and pay are dependent on markets and regions, Dedicated CDL offers the predictable lifestyle you’re looking for in a career with solo, team, and training positions available. Dedicated routes run in confined areas, and drivers with these routes will typically stay local and run the same route every day. Dedicated drivers can expect to be home every night and have routes that will generally run within one specific area. 

Regional CDL Jobs offer the best of both worlds: a well-balanced life on the road and frequent home time. Regional has a shorter length of haul because it runs in more confined regions, which ultimately means more frequent home time, regularity with routes, and more consistent pay. As a regional driver, you can generally expect to be home for a couple of nights every week. Regional routes are a good compromise between Local Dedicated routes and country-spanning Over the Road (OTR) Routes. 

OTR Routes are the farthest-reaching routes, spanning long distances across the country. Drivers can expect to clock in many miles with these types of routes and can expect to be home every few weeks. OTR Drivers get paid to explore the beautiful American countryside and have an excellent chance to get many miles. 

There are few opportunities, such as teaming, where you can enjoy many miles while taking advantage of tremendous financial rewards. With excellent freight selection, high pay and great miles, teaming is an option everyone should consider when looking into CDL jobs. 

Learn From The Best & Get Your CDL

Take the next step to further your career by taking CDL driving instruction
courses at Safe Driving Academy. 

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